2020 Purple Martin Season

The season started on February 11, when the first two adult males arrived. We currently have around 70 pair, and the last nest check showed 288 eggs across the entire colony. Current capacity is 72 pair. It is getting pretty tight space-wise, so we have decided to add a Gemini 24 rack for next season. We currently have 3 Super-24 racks.

Update 6/4/2020: We currently have 71 pair with a total of 298 hatched.

 

Latest Axe Hangings

Latest axes hangs.

Kelly Works Vulcan Double Bit on a 36″ handle. This is a monster log splitter.

Kelly Works Vulcan

Collins Legitimus single bit on a 28″ handle. This is my go-to wedge banger when felling trees. Good all round axe.

Collins Legitimus

 Latest make. A Collins lightweight “cruiser” head on a Hults Bruk Handle. Using this as a camp axe. I really like how this thing turned out.

Collins

2019 Purple Martin Season

We added a new rack for the 2019 season. We currently have 70 pair, with a 72 pair capacity. Almost full capacity. About half of the babies have already fledged, so there is quite a racket out in the yard, specially just before they come pack and land for the night, roosting in the gourds.

They will be all gone in another month and a half, headed back to Brazil, where they spend the winter, and will be back in February next year. Most of these pair will return to our colony, even to the same gourd sometimes.